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Faster than a statute of limitations. More powerful than a subpoena. Able to leap tall interrogs with a single motion. It's Superlawyer..... What is it about attorneys that have an incessant need to rank themselves among their peers? I can only imagine the seed was planted in law school where being first in your class or attending a first tier school meant better job opportunities. If you are anything like me, you probaby know a hodge-podge of attorneys who probably do not deserve their "Superb" ranking on Avvo.com, their AV rating on Martindale Hubbell or their Superlawyer status with Thompson Reuters.
|Finally a reason to wear a cape to court.|
I thought these lists were hogwash until I was notified that my AVVO rating was raised to "Excellent" and that I made the New England SuperLawyers list for Rising Stars. As such, it became abundantly clear that these lists do indeed have merit beyond rebuke. Joking aside, although I am sure that there are attorneys who try to work the system, I can see some merit to them. Search an attorney on AVVO and you can get an idea of whether they have been grieved, whether other attorneys are willing to recommend them or see a list of cases they worked on.